Archive for May, 2009

Solving the Business Winter Blues

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Viva-Lite LogoVero Excellence in Business Support Awards Finalist Viva-Lite has silently built a strong and loyal customer base with so-called “Full Spectrum Lights” – products aimed at solving typical effects caused by lack of natural light, often also referred to as “Winter Blues”.

Toby Ruckert and his partner Margit Brusda moved to Waiheke from Germany in 2003 and with them they brought ‘Viva-Lite’ – their light bulb producing company that specialises in full-spectrum lighting to assist businesses whose employees suffer from headaches, eyestrain and stress.

“People can get very low emotionally in the middle of winter due to the lack of natural light,” says Toby. “People feel entirely different working under these lights as they reduce tiredness and mood swings especially if it relates to the winter blues. But the lights also improve energy levels.”

The idea of Full Spectrum Lighting isn’t new. During the 20th century the US Navy was actively researching methods to combat diseases commonly appearing on submarines where no natural daylight exposure for the crew is available for many weeks – or even months. Ultimately NASA provided a solution by creating the first natural daylight simulating tubes with added UV output to help the crew stay healthy even without actual daylight access. (more…)


Viva-Lite Full Spectrum Website Wins “eco site awards”

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

eco site award

Viva-Lite is happy to announce that it has won the eco site website award in the “Health” category. Eco Site Awards is the Website Awards Site To Help Promote Green Thinking in the categories of Health, Ecology and Safety.

“In a world that relies upon commerce to exist sometimes these four things seem to take a back seat to our financial goals. Yet, without them, we cannot survive or exist in harmony with each other and our world.”

Eco Site Awards


PM to present Vero Excellence in Business Support Awards

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

Viva-Lite is a Finalist in the Vero AwardsThe Prime Minister of New Zealand, Hon John Key will present the Vero Excellence in Business Support Awards on 28 May in Auckland at a black-tie gala dinner attended by 600 business leaders. VIVA-LITE is a finalist in the awards and will be attenting the Auckland Business Expo as well.

“Our small and medium businesses play a critical part in our economy, the Prime Minister told Bizzone managing director Sarah Trotman, organiser of the awards. “They provide Kiwis with the essential goods and services they need. They help drive innovation across our economy. And they can become – with good leadership and support – our large businesses of tomorrow.

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